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Corrosion a $A982 million cost to Australian water industry

Tue, 3 March 2015 A new report into the impact of corrosion to the Australian water industry estimates a total annual cost of $A982 million to country’s water utilities and wider communities, with CCTV inspection a possible cost reduction strategy.

NBN Co posts losses in half yearly results

Fri, 27 February 2015 The National Broadband Network has announced its half-yearly results to December 2014, posting significant increases in revenue and end users but an overall loss of $A497 million.

$A2.9 million gas pipeline to boost Torquay supply

Wed, 25 February 2015 Construction has commenced on AusNet Services’ second natural gas pipeline from Geelong to Torquay, a $A2.9 million project that will be installed using horizontal directional drilling.

VIDEO: Turnaround for Waterview Connection TBM ‘Alice’

Mon, 23 February 2015 Tunnel boring machine ‘Alice’ has completed her first stage of tunnelling on New Zealand’s $NZ1.4 billion Waterview Connection project and must be turned around to begin the next section.

Contract awarded for $A87 million Sydney stormwater project

Thu, 19 February 2015 Construction group Seymour Whyte has announced the awarding of a $A87 million contract for the Green Square Trunk Stormwater Project to the Drying Green Alliance.

Microtunnelling for Melbourne’s West

Tue, 17 February 2015 John Holland Group has begun construction on a 17 km pipeline in Melbourne’s outer western suburbs, which will use microtunnelling at several key crossings.

Ground broken for Sydney’s $A2.6 billion NorthConnex tunnels

Fri, 13 February 2015 The final go-ahead has been given for Sydney’s $A2.6 billion NorthConnex project, which will see two 9 km tunnels constructed by a Lend Lease-Bouygues joint venture.

Victorian utility trials tree root preserving pipe tech

Wed, 11 February 2015 Melbourne water utility Yarra Valley Water is trialling a new hydro-excavation technology to help preserve as many intrusive tree roots as possible when carrying out pipe maintenance.

Top trenchless predictions for 2015

Tue, 10 February 2015 From NBN Co’s broadband network to the upcoming VNIE and Esso Longford pipelines, Trenchless Australasia looks at the top predictions for Australia’s trenchless industry in 2015.

Piping up: $A136 million of upgrades underway in Queensland

Mon, 9 February 2015 More than $A136 million worth of investments have been announced for Queensland’s sewer and water infrastructure, including a huge trenchless project for a Brisbane sewer and new water pipes for Springfield.

Water Corporation seeks buyer for services team

Mon, 9 February 2015 With the company’s plans for drought-proofing Perth now “well-advanced”, Western Australia’s Water Corporation has announced its intention to pursue a private buyer for its in-house Engineering and Construction Services team.

Icon Water names new CEO

Mon, 9 February 2015 Icon Water Limited, which owns and operates water and sewerage assets and services in the Australian Capital Territory, has appointed John Knox to the position of Chief Executive Officer following a recent recruitment campaign.

Sewer microtunnelling project burrows beneath railway

Thu, 5 February 2015 Gippsland Water has announced the completion of a 100 m microtunnelling job with two infrastructure crossings, a critical phase of the $A13 million Warragul Sewer Upgrade project.

Directional drilling record breaking pilot bore

Tue, 3 February 2015 The longest ever completed directional drilling pilot bore to utilise walkover technology in Australasia has been accomplished, as part of a series of major infrastructure upgrades> in Sydney, New South Wales.

Industry guide to microtunnelling now available

Tue, 3 February 2015 With the help of industry experts, Trenchless Australasia has put together the complete resource for personnel working across all facets of the microtunnelling industry. The e-guide is available now for free download.

CCTV deployed in regional Victorian sewer network

Fri, 30 January 2015 Wannon Water has deployed adjustable closed-circuit television throughout more than 3 km of underground sewer network in the town of Coleraine, Victoria.

NBN Co connects first Sydney homes

Wed, 28 January 2015 The National Broadband Network’s construction rollout has made landfall in Sydney, with NBN Co switching 3,600 homes and businesses over to the network in the Western suburb of Penrith from February 2015.

TBM breaks through for North West Rail Link

Fri, 23 January 2015 Sydney’s epic $AU8.3 billion North West Rail Link reached another project milestone this week when one of its four tunnel boring machines broke through to the site of the future Norwest Station.

Installation project resumes in Harcourt

Wed, 21 January 2015 Work has kicked off again on the Harcourt Rural Modernisation Project for 2015, following controversial delays last year. The project utilises trenchless techniques such as horizontal directional drilling.

Trenchless represented at China-Australia FTA signing

Tue, 20 January 2015 One of Australia’s largest pipeline renewal companies attended the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement in late 2014, representing the country’s trenchless industry at the invitation of Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Fourth TBM begins tunnelling for Sydney’s $8.3 billion North West Rail Link

Fri, 16 January 2015 A fourth tunnel boring machine has commenced digging operations on Sydney’s high-profile $8.3 billion North West Rail Link railway project.

Call for papers for NZ Trenchless Forums

Wed, 14 January 2015 The first call for presentations has been issued for the 24th and 25th New Zealand Trenchless Technology Forums.

Arrow draws Bowen design contract

Mon, 12 January 2015 Arrow Energy has entered the front-end engineering design phase of its high-profile Bowen Gas Project and has awarded the engineering services contract.

Last chance to submit a paper for No-Dig Down Under

Thu, 8 January 2015 The No-Dig Down Under call for papers closes 3 February 2015, make sure you submit your abstract on time!

West-Auckland watermain to use trenchless

Tue, 6 January 2015 Watercare is planning to install a new watermain to convey potable drinking water from Auckland’s western water sources to west-Auckland, with parts planned to use trenchless installation.

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